9 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

9 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway travel planner

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Oslo
— 2 nights
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Stavanger
— 2 nights
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Bergen
— 1 night
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Bodo
— 1 night
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Tromso
— 2 nights
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Oslo

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then walk around Vigeland Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo vacation site.

Salt Lake City, USA to Oslo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Oslo at 68°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Stavanger

— 2 nights

Oil Capital

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
On the 6th (Thu), get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, then have fun and explore at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Touscene, admire all the interesting features of Flor & Fjære, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Alexander Kielland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stavanger road trip site.

Getting from Oslo to Stavanger by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Stavanger when traveling from Oslo in August, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Bergen

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, get a taste of the local shopping with Dmg Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then don't miss a visit to Fish Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Theta Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bergen trip itinerary site.

Getting from Stavanger to Bergen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Bergen sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bodo.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
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Bodo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, kick back and relax at Mjelle, and then take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bodo trip maker app.

You can fly from Bergen to Bodo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Tromso

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
On the 10th (Mon), stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and finally hike along Lyngstuva. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, then see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso online trip planner.

Fly from Bodo to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tromso, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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